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DIAZEPAM

Valium (Diazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and muscle spasms, and causes sleepiness. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

17K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1126 of 3395

$6.99M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1035 of 3395

3,921
Patients

Rank: 1211 of 3395

4,495
Prescribers

Rank: 1075 of 3395

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70%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Ativan Xanax Klonopin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,186

2011

2,391

2012

15K

2013

16.4K

2014

17K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$558K

2011

$730K

2012

$4.96M

2013

$6.33M

2014

$6.99M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$189

2011

$229

2012

$189

2013

$245

2014

$282

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 603 2,204 $986K
California 436 1,807 $684K
New Jersey 387 1,626 $658K
Florida 299 1,076 $457K
Pennsylvania 215 925 $401K
Texas 169 809 $312K
Ohio 142 679 $300K
Massachusetts 104 579 $257K
Illinois 113 562 $201K
North Carolina 121 559 $203K
Michigan 129 551 $289K
Georgia 101 419 $148K
Connecticut 93 382 $129K
Tennessee 75 347 $124K
Virginia 75 306 $126K
Wisconsin 65 304 $131K
Maryland 88 296 $118K
South Carolina 58 289 $122K
Indiana 69 280 $127K
Kentucky 55 258 $116K
Minnesota 38 212 $95.3K
Missouri 41 193 $94.2K
Alabama 34 188 $79.4K
Colorado 42 186 $67.2K
Oregon 27 152 $42.7K
Louisiana 41 141 $55.1K
Arizona 56 139 $84.9K
Washington 29 131 $45.8K
New Hampshire 29 121 $52.5K
Hawaii 23 119 $42K
West Virginia 24 118 $54.7K
District of Columbia 20 111 $22.8K
Rhode Island 18 93 $34.5K
Utah 15 85 $43.1K
Mississippi 20 79 $33K
Arkansas 12 79 $20.8K
Kansas 16 67 $37K
Iowa 18 66 $25.9K
Nevada 20 59 $29.3K
Oklahoma 14 54 $22.4K
New Mexico 11 53 $22.1K
Montana 47 $23.1K
Idaho 46 $17.9K
Maine 12 40 $9,853
Wyoming 20 $5,560
Vermont 19 $4,925
Alaska 17 $4,576
Delaware 13 $9,388
Nebraska 12 $6,130
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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